Giorgio Morandi’s Fiori: a ‘minor’ genre?

11 December 2018 / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Do not miss the unveiling of the latest addition to our Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916–1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà exhibition and join us for a special evening dedicated to Giorgio Morandi series of flower paintings in view at CIMA!

Giorgio Morandi is known mostly for his still lives with objects, which constitute the fulcrum of his painterly practice. However, he also painted Fiori (Flowers). These became a central part of his production during the first decade of the 1900s, and are now exceptionally shown as a group at CIMA. Laura Mattioli traces the evolution of this theme in the context of the artist’s entire production.

Laura Mattioli is the Founder and President of the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA), as well as member of its Advisory Committee. As an art historian, curator, and collector, she specializes in twentieth century Italian art and has published, lectured, and presented extensively on the subject. Since 1983, Mattioli has been the curator responsible for the collection of her father, Gianni Mattioli. Considered one of the most important aggregations of Italian avant-garde and modern art, the collection has, under this stewardship, loaned works to institutions throughout the world, including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.


$10; free for CIMA members and students!

Please note: CIMA will be live-streaming the program on our Facebook page.

Program schedule:

6pm – doors open; prosecco and viewing of Metaphysical Masterpieces

6:15pm – program begins, followed by audience Q&A

7:30pm – Evening concludes